WHAT DO I GET FOR MY DUES?
This is the reason for the union movement. Collective bargaining and a collective agreement that is enforced by the Federation provide economic and professional protection for members.
Look at the latest publications to arrive in your mailbox:Update and Education Forum. In addition to these two Provincial publications, you will also receive our award-winning District Newsletter CONNECTIONS.
OSSTF is a powerful education lobby at Queen’s Park. The Federation is in direct contact with the Minister, the leaders of the Opposition Parties and appropriate government officials to try to ensure the economic and professional well-being of its members.
Certification, pensions, personal counselling, professional development, legal representation and negotiations support – these are but a few of the ongoing support items offered daily by OSSTF to members across Ontario. This is the strength of OSSTF.
In every area related to your professional life, help and expertise are available from District Office as well as the secretariat and support staff at Provincial Office.
Crisis communication is carried out through the fax network, Update, the provincial and local web sites and numerous other communication techniques that OSSTF has established. Our Communications/Political Action Department is in direct contact with the province’s news media and arranges effective communications, coverage and support for crises on very short notice.
Grants & Awards
OSSTF provides research grants and awards to members and, through the Student Achievement Awards, to students as well. Members wishing to avail themselves of the research grants should contact the Educational Services Department at Provincial Office. OSSTF also supports Excellence in Education projects, designed to promote both OSSTF and public education
OSSTF continually conducts, supports and comments on educational research. Members receive regular updates on issues of educational interest through our Critical Issues Monographs.
OSSTF is acknowledged to be one of the strongest educational unions in Canada. We benefit from the solid relationships we have established with other unions by belonging to the Ontario Federation of Labour and the Canadian Labour Congress
Members support each other through the union. The common interests and abilities of OSSTF members make us our own best allies.
If you're thinking of changing Category, be sure to talk to the Certification Department first.
Be sure to notify the Board as well.